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NIA arrests one more Hyderabadi for links with Islamic State


Mohammed Irfan is a resident of Zaheeranagar in old city

Nearly a month after filing chargesheet in the case of a Hyderabad-based Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) module busted in June last, officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested one more Hyderabadi in the same case.

The arrested person, Mohammed Irfan, was a resident of Zaheeranagar near Mir Alam Mandi in old city. In a statement, NIA officials said that Irfan had been actively associated with the module of ISIS which was busted on June 22, 2016.

Five persons, Mohammed Ilyas Yazdani, Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani, Habeeb Mohammed, Mohammed Irfan and Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Amoodi, all from Hyderabad, were arrested in that case. They were accused of conspiring to wage war against the Government of India by collecting weapons and explosive materials.

A fortnight later, Mohd. Ataullah Rahman and Abdul Raoof, both from Hyderabad, were held for being members of the same gang. Subsequent investigation confirmed that the newly arrested Irfan was actively involved in looking for suitable hideouts for members of the module for physical training.

Along with Muzaffer Hussain Rizwan, he went around different areas for safe house on the outskirts of the city. Following instructions from Ibrahim Yazdani, Irfan and Ilyas Yazdani gathered explosive precursors from the outskirts of Pochampally village of Nalgonda district.

NIA officials said Irfan had also gone to Anantapur town in Andhra Pradesh to secure explosive material. “He had taken oath of allegiance in favour of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed Caliph of ISIS,” the NIA officials said. He was given the code name of Abu Jaffar. The accused was presented before a local court. He was remanded in judicial custody for seven days.

Courtesy: The Hindu